William D. Grinnell – Highway Commissioner
22376 W. Erhart Road
Mundelein, IL 60060
The Fremont Township Highway Department is responsible for maintaining certain unincorporated areas of Diamond Lake, Grayslake, Mundelein, and Round Lake. Within these unincorporated areas the Highway Department is responsible for the Right of Way. The Right of Way includes the following: the road itself, ditches, driveway aprons, and most drainage easements. Right of Ways vary from area to area, and are measured from the center of the road outward to the property line.
IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT AFTER HOURS, PLEASE CALL THE LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF @ 847.549.5200. THEY WILL CONTACT THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT.
- Adopt A Highway: Fremont Township Highway Department has a program that allows private citizens or groups to support their anti-litter efforts by adopting a section of highway. These citizens or groups will be responsible for the collection of litter along their section of highway. For further information, please contact the Fremont Highway Offices at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Brush Removal / Christmas Tree Removal: Arrangements can be made through the Highway Department to get rid of brush or your old Christmas trees. All brush must be brought to the Right of Way or curb line. By appointment only!
- Drain Oil (Used Motor Oil): Arrangements can be made through the Highway Department to get rid of your used motor oil. By appointment only!
- Wood Chips: The Highway Department is always looking for someone to take our wood chips. The Highway Department does NOT keep piles of wood chips at their facility. Wood chips are disposed of the same day that they are acquired. If you see Fremont Township Highway trucks chipping on the roadways and you want wood chips, just ask the crew working on the roadway. A Township resident may also call the Highway Department and be put on a list. Fremont Township Highway does NOT give any guarantee on the condition of the wood chips.
- Storm Water Management & NDPES: For information pertaining to Fremont Township’s Storm Water Management and NDPES Program, click here
- Snowplowing and De-Icing
- Re-gravelling of Road Shoulder: Usually done in spring and fall, or when a road is repaved.
- Road Resurfacing
- Road Patching: Small potholes are patched during routine roadway inspections. Larger potholes or road slides are repaved by the Highway Department at their discretion.
- Road Striping: The Highway Department contracts Lake County Division of Transportation to re-stripe our highways once a year, or whenever a roadway is repaved.
- Drainage Ditches and Drainage Areas
- Tree Removal and Roadside Trimming: Dead trees that are on the Right of Way will be removed by the Highway Department. The Highway Department also trims the roadsides away from the roadway when required.
- Roadside Mowing: The Highway Department mows the rural Right of Way areas 4 to 5 times a season.
- Litter Pickup
- Removal of Dead Animals
- Street Signs & Street Name Signs: Most of the signs found on Township roads are maintained by the Highway Department. Vandalized or knocked down signs should be reported to the Highway Department for prompt repair.
- Mailbox Repair: Mailboxes will be repaired by the Highway Department if damaged by the Department. Mailboxes should be 40” – 42” above the finished grade of the shoulder. Mailboxes should also be 8” off from the edge of the pavement. Mailboxes should have standard pressure treated 4” x 4” posts for support. If a mailbox is damaged by the Highway Department, we will replace the post with a standard pressure treated 4” x 4” post regardless of what type of post you have. If the Highway Department damages your mailbox during the winter season, we will temporarily fix it until the winter season is over.
To ensure the quality of work and to protect township residents from liability for damage to township property, a Fremont Township Highway Department Right of Way permit is needed for any construction in the unincorporated area that might affect the public right of way. The township may require a cash bond from the homeowner prior to issuance of the permit. This permit may be in addition to a permit required by Lake County Planning, Building & Development Department.
Fremont Township Highway Commissioner, Bill Grinnell is reminding unincorporated Fremont Township residents having their driveways repaved, they must contact the Fremont Highway Department first for a driveway culvert inspection prior to any work being done. Please call the highway department at 847 223-2848.